Major events of the year 1957. Laika, Soviet space dog prepared for the space flight. Laika takes off in Sputnik 2 in Soviet Union. An animation shows the spacecraft in outer space. In United States efforts to launch a small "grapefruit" satellite on Vanguard TV-3 test rocket meet in failure as the rocket explodes at take off on December 6, 1957. View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. President Dwight D Eisenhower arrives in Paris, France to talk about the development of missiles with other NATO leaders. The French Prime Minister Felix Gaillard with President Eisenhower. View of Atlas missile launched successfully at Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States.
Bantam weight champion, Alphonse Halimi, of France, defeats contender, Chic Brogan of Scotland, by a KO in the second round of their match, at Palais des Sports, Paris,France, on September 16, 1957. Brogan is seen going down for the count of nine, early in the second round, and then being knocked out later in the same round.
Convicts held in France. Papers kept on a table. A graph shows crime level in 1956 and 1957. Heading on the graph reads 'attentat' (Attacks). A convict held by French police officials. Police officers with guns in hand. Police with a young woman. Photographers take pictures.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.